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Post-meltdown, football federation meets to elect interim president

Text by FRANCE 24 (with wires)

Latest update : 2010-07-02

French Football League president Frederic Thiriez has reiterated his call for the entire management of the French Football Federation (FFF) to resign. The federation meets Friday to name a caretaker president following France's World Cup debacle.

Frederic Thiriez, the president of the French Football League (LFP), reiterated his call on Friday for the entire management of the French Football Federation (FFF) to resign following the country’s shambolic World Cup performance.

“After this catastrophe, which was not only sport-related, but moral, as well, the only dignified attitude for the members of the federal council is for all to resign collectively, since we are all responsible,” Thiriez said before a meeting of the federation’s directors - known as the federal council - to name a caretaker president.

The FFF was blamed for the way it handled a player revolt in South Africa, where the French players boycotted a training session in support of Nicolas Anelka, who was sent home for insulting coach Raymond Domenech.

France exited the tournament with one point and one goal from the group stage.

The FFF is in charge of amateur football and the national team while the LFP rules professional club football.

Date created : 2010-07-02

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